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Old 11-01-04, 05:07 PM
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Dealing with people who always think they are right

I am sure several of you have them at your jobs (or if you don't know who they are, the person is probably you!) but it seems often wherever I work there is always somebody who has to be right, and right 100% of the time and heaven forbid if they are ever proven wrong.

The thing that pisses me off the most is not they just have to be right all the time, or get in the last word, but that even if they are wrong, they will change their story as many times as it takes to make you look wrong so they come out looking right.

No specific examples to give, but for those of you who deal with these type of people, what is the best way to handle them?
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Shoot 'em in the face!
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By putting even the slightest bit of doubt in their minds, in the most humble, innocent way. Or actually proving them wrong with evidence.

By trying to forcefully make your point with that kind of personality is useless. It feeds their fire and makes it that much harder to get them to understand.

Trust me. I know this because I am always right.
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I just let them think it. Sometimes you can prove it by evidence, but some people will even deny that.
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Not in any way related to the topic, but how do you people edit your DVD Talk stautus label thing? For example WhoGirl's "Flower of Hell".
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wait in the wings and dont let them have the satisfaction of being right
but when you find out there are wrong about anything.. make your evidence public knowledge
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People who think they know everything really annoy those of us that do.
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Originally posted by Green Jello
Not in any way related to the topic, but how do you people edit your DVD Talk stautus label thing? For example WhoGirl's "Flower of Hell".
Do something that amuses or pisses off a mod.
Old 11-01-04, 05:27 PM
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Originally posted by RoyalTea
People who think they know everything really annoy those of us that do.
Bastard! I was just going to quote that!


... although the right quote is "Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us who do".

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Originally posted by Green Jello
Not in any way related to the topic, but how do you people edit your DVD Talk stautus label thing? For example WhoGirl's "Flower of Hell".
There's a special technique that involves hamsters, lime jello and 32 midgets but I can't tell you anything else. I'm still hoping I'll get mine changed to "twikoff groupie"....
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Originally posted by majorjoe23
Do something that amuses or pisses off a mod.
The latter usually makes for a more intersting title.
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My advice: wait until you have:

A) An alibi witness.

B) A way to dispose of the body.
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Originally posted by WhoGirl
The latter usually makes for a more intersting title.
Good to know. I was hoping that I wasn't missing something in the setttings.

Generally, I have a hard time just pissing off a mod. I generally go from unknown to banned. I need to find the happy median.
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If there's any hard evidence to prove that they are wrong, then use that in front of an audience.
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Use audio and/or video to record them. Then when you have the evidence to prove them wrong, do it in front of an audience as said. Be careful though, these types of people are the ones that might shoot YOU in the face when you do prove them wrong.
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It's a good thing there's no one like that on the forum.
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I try very hard to explain that there were no inertial dampeners on the Phoenix.
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Originally posted by WhoGirl
Trust me. I know this because I am always right.
At least that's what I let her think.
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You're asking the people here this question?
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You're asking the people here this question?


I understand this. My aunt is like this. I remember once when she was trying to insist something about computers at the dinner table. Yeah, the person who last touched a computer in a typing class 4 years before is probably right, and the Electrical Engineering major that builds PCs for gaming is wrong. Suuuuure.

She is always right, and either knows everything, or knows someone from work that knows everything.

The solution is to give up. You cannot win, no matter who reasonable the argument. Avoid.
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I had a friend like this once, note the word "had".

Extremely annoying, especially when it comes to the smallest conversations - it drives you fucking crazy.
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Originally posted by GreenMonkey

The solution is to give up. You cannot win, no matter who reasonable the argument. Avoid.
Sometimes you can't avoid them, though. Especially if you have to work with them.
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Originally posted by Suprmallet
At least that's what I let her think.
Hey, wait a second. You almost always agree with me. Therefore if I'm wrong most of the time, so are you.

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My dad was like that. If you proved him wrong he'd quickly change the subject and come back a week later arguing the same crap all over again as if nothing happened. Used to drive me nuts. I think that's what drove me to start smoking pot as a youth.

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